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Wednesday’s demonstration took a different posture from the Women’s March in Washington DC. The organizers of the massive January protest against Trump’s divisive presidency decided to not take part in the global strike and only voiced a general message of support through the announcement of “A Day Without a Woman.” The first thing that is clear is that this Women’s Day drove away the ghost of liberal feminism that haunted the march in Washington. The second is that it did so through a strike — three school districts shut down, various university activities were suspended, and many women gave up their salaried or precarious work, as well as care and household work. The strike made visible traditionally invisible work, and by highlighting the current administration’s misogynist policies, shined a light on the deep connections between capital, production and reproduction that affect the life of  millions of women around the world.

 

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